XFX Radeon HD 6950 Graphics Adapter Radeon HD 6950 2GB - £188.66 @ Crescent Electronics - HotUKDeals
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Features
Device Type: Graphics adapter
Enclosure Type: Plug-in card
Interface Type: PCI Express 2.1 x16
Width: 3.8 cm
Depth: 28.7 cm
Height: 11.1 cm
Graphics Processor / Vendor: AMD Radeon HD 6950
Clock Speed: 800 MHz
Video Memory: 2 GB
Technology: GDDR5 SDRAM 256-bit
Memory Clock Speed: 5 GHz
Features: Video Transcoding (AVT), AMD Eyefinity Technology, AMD HD3D Technology, AMD PowerPlay technology, AMD CrossFireX Technology
Max Resolution (external): 2560 x 1600
Max Resolution Details: DVI: 2560 x 1600 / DisplayPort: 2560 x 1600 / HDMI: 2560 x 1600 / VGA: 2048 x 1536
API Supported: DirectX 11
Max Monitors Supported: 4
Digital Video Standard: Digital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), DisplayPort
Interfaces: 1 x DisplayPort ¦ 1 x HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A
Compatible Slots: 1 x PCI Express 2.1 x16
Cables Included: 1 x DVI-VGA adapter
Compliant Standards: RoHS
Software Included: Drivers & Utilities
OS Required: Linux, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
Recommended Power Supply: 500 W
Peripheral / Interface Devices: Two additional power connectors, adjacent PCI slot
System Requirements Details: Windows XP/Vista/7 - RAM 1 GB ¦ Linux - RAM 1 GB

General
Product Description: XFX Radeon HD 6950 - graphics adapter - Radeon HD 6950 - 2 GB
Device Type: Graphics adapter
Enclosure Type: Plug-in card
Interface Type: PCI Express 2.1 x16
Dimensions (WxDxH): 3.8 cm x 28.7 cm x 11.1 cm
Graphics Processor / Vendor: AMD Radeon HD 6950
Clock Speed: 800 MHz
API Supported: DirectX 11
Video Memory: 2 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM
Video Output: 2560 x 1600
Max Resolution Details: DVI: 2560 x 1600 / DisplayPort: 2560 x 1600 / HDMI: 2560 x 1600 / VGA: 2048 x 1536
Max Monitors Supported: 4
Compliant Standards: RoHS
System Requirements: Linux, FreeBSD, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
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#1
Oh I wish I could afford this right now :-(
#2
Only if I had the money... :( good deal, voted hot
#3
2 in crossfire very close to 6990
#4
Is £122 delivered for an XFX HD 6850 cheap?
#5
Agharta
Is £122 delivered for an XFX HD 6850 cheap?


i've not seen a 6850 cheaper. xfx would not be my first choice though.

some good prices here such as this 6870 and this 6870
#6
zurich
Agharta
Is £122 delivered for an XFX HD 6850 cheap?
i've not seen a 6850 cheaper. xfx would not be my first choice though.some good prices here such as this 6870 and this 6870

I thought it looked cheap. They have an XFX 6870 for £18 cheaper than the ones you linked to - £146.25.
Worth paying more though if XFX are a bit dodgy. ;)
#7
I bought some RAM from Crescent and paid for next day delivery but the address was formatted a bit strangely so the courier couldn’t find my semi-rural abode. Crescent just refunded the postage the same day without me asking them and I was impressed by their response. No quibbling over whose fault it was but just refunded me. They put the courier straight and it came the next day.

Their RAM prices for Corsair especially are very good although they move around a bit by a few quid almost daily. I bought some XMS3 8GB 1600MHz for under £63 delivered which is the cheapest I’ve seen for two 4GB modules for a decent brand.
#8
Agharta
zurich
Agharta
Is £122 delivered for an XFX HD 6850 cheap?
i've not seen a 6850 cheaper. xfx would not be my first choice though.some good prices here such as this 6870 and this 6870

I thought it looked cheap. They have an XFX 6870 for £18 cheaper than the ones you linked to - £146.25.
Worth paying more though if XFX are a bit dodgy. ;)


Well to be the cheapest they must keep things to a minimum. But if not overclocking and have a well vented system you shouldn't have any problems. One advantage is your still covered under warranty if you upgrade the cooler. It's a bit like admitting the one they supply is pretty rubbish! :)
#9
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Well to be the cheapest they must keep things to a minimum. But if not overclocking and have a well vented system you shouldn't have any problems. One advantage is your still covered under warranty if you upgrade the cooler. It's a bit like admitting the one they supply is pretty rubbish! :)

I wasn’t sure why they had a bad rep and presumed it was something to do with poor warranty support.
Can’t you replace the coolers on most VGA cards without voiding the warranty or do they put warranty stickers over them these days! A lot more chance of damaging a GPU than a CPU so wouldn’t be surprised if they tried to reduce the returns.
#10
wow great price for a 6870.

yeah it was the warranty support that has put me off. quite a few scare stories on here, though that was mainly when bought through scan, as far as i recall.
#11
Cant the bios be flashed on these to make them into a 6970 and from what i know its very easy to do so a massively fast card for under £200 cant be bad.
#12
polly69
Cant the bios be flashed on these to make them into a 6970 and from what i know its very easy to do so a massively fast card for under £200 cant be bad.


Not totally upto date with all the goings on with this but last time I looked the XFX cards didn't take well to the 6970 flash because of the memory overclock. Some people had success using the unlocked shader 6950 HIS bios, but others not.

It seems the most successful one for a full unlock is the reference Asus EAH6950 as it uses the same higher spec memory modules as the 6970. The downsides is as they are selling well (and must cost more to make) the prices are still up around the £200 mark.
#13
Agharta
zurich
Agharta
Is £122 delivered for an XFX HD 6850 cheap?
i've not seen a 6850 cheaper. xfx would not be my first choice though.some good prices here such as this 6870 and this 6870

I thought it looked cheap. They have an XFX 6870 for £18 cheaper than the ones you linked to - £146.25.
Worth paying more though if XFX are a bit dodgy. ;)


No, they are all reference design. You either get a good card, or a very good card depending on if you spend extra on an overclocked version.
#14
GAVINLEWISHUKD
polly69
Cant the bios be flashed on these to make them into a 6970 and from what i know its very easy to do so a massively fast card for under £200 cant be bad.


Not totally upto date with all the goings on with this but last time I looked the XFX cards didn't take well to the 6970 flash because of the memory overclock. Some people had success using the unlocked shader 6950 HIS bios, but others not.

It seems the most successful one for a full unlock is the reference Asus EAH6950 as it uses the same higher spec memory modules as the 6970. The downsides is as they are selling well (and must cost more to make) the prices are still up around the £200 mark.


Have yet to hear from any 6950 owner on variou graphics card forums that the memory isn't up to the job of running at 1375mhz (stock 6970 speeds). It would appear people did have problems at first because they were flashing the actual 6970 bios - most 6970s use different memory chips that have different timings and voltage specs. So The 6950 was being given too much voltage and causing problems.

The newer unlock just unlocks the physical shaders on the card,

You are then free to overclock the core\memory yourself to 6970 speeds. The difference in core\memory clocks between 6970\50 is so slight it would be a miracle if you got lumbered with a card that couldn't go the 880mhz core\1375mhz memory needed.
#15
GAVINLEWISHUKD
polly69
Cant the bios be flashed on these to make them into a 6970 and from what i know its very easy to do so a massively fast card for under £200 cant be bad.


Not totally upto date with all the goings on with this but last time I looked the XFX cards didn't take well to the 6970 flash because of the memory overclock. Some people had success using the unlocked shader 6950 HIS bios, but others not.

It seems the most successful one for a full unlock is the reference Asus EAH6950 as it uses the same higher spec memory modules as the 6970. The downsides is as they are selling well (and must cost more to make) the prices are still up around the £200 mark.


The article i looked at after seeing this for sale were using this exact card so there cant be any issues now, Im just sick to the stomach as ive been wanting to upgrade my 1st gen i5 setup for a new i5 and ive been wanting to upgrade my 4890 to either one of these or maybe a 480gtx as there's been some very good prices on the 480 but now it would be a choice between the 2.

I don't play games and I bet that my 4890 has spent no more than 30minutes playing games since it was bought at which time it was brand new and king of the graphics cards. I usually try the game see how it runs then back to my desktop and maybe do a benchmark and see how much further I can overclock it, everytime ive asked on forums about upgrading it and explained the way I use it ive been told not to bother as the card still runs all the games and at high FPS the only thing is no DX11, still sick though that im saving for my hols or this might of been inside my rig.



Edited By: polly69 on Mar 29, 2011 05:38
#16
polly69
GAVINLEWISHUKD
polly69
Cant the bios be flashed on these to make them into a 6970 and from what i know its very easy to do so a massively fast card for under £200 cant be bad.


Not totally upto date with all the goings on with this but last time I looked the XFX cards didn't take well to the 6970 flash because of the memory overclock. Some people had success using the unlocked shader 6950 HIS bios, but others not.

It seems the most successful one for a full unlock is the reference Asus EAH6950 as it uses the same higher spec memory modules as the 6970. The downsides is as they are selling well (and must cost more to make) the prices are still up around the £200 mark.


The article i looked at after seeing this for sale were using this exact card so there cant be any issues now, Im just sick to the stomach as ive been wanting to upgrade my 1st gen i5 setup for a new i5 and ive been wanting to upgrade my 4890 to either one of these or maybe a 480gtx as there's been some very good prices on the 480 but now it would be a choice between the 2.

I don't play games and I bet that my 4890 has spent no more than 30minutes playing games since it was bought at which time it was brand new and king of the graphics cards. I usually try the game see how it runs then back to my desktop and maybe do a benchmark and see how much further I can overclock it, everytime ive asked on forums about upgrading it and explained the way I use it ive been told not to bother as the card still runs all the games and at high FPS the only thing is no DX11, still sick though that im saving for my hols or this might of been inside my rig.




Well as I said not upto date on the goings on, techpowerup is probably where you want to be in regards to flashing a 6950.

Yes doesn't sound like you need to upgrade your just feeling behind the times. I had many happy years with my 8800GT then lost interest. Then a few years past and for some reason decided to build a new gaming rig and bought a 955BE and a HD5850 and then a second HD5850 4 weeks later. Used it for a further month then it sat there so sold it.
Now I must be the only person in the world who has regressed from a quad core back to a dual core and from twin HD5850 to a single GTX460!

Will I pointlessly upgrade in the future.......probably. Will it be Ivy Bridge and a Nvidia 600 series card. Will Bulldozer win me over, or will the integrated Llano APU float my boat? Who knows!
#17
Very hot indeed. My Birthday on Sunday, might treat myself...!
#18
I want a 6950 :(
#19
I need some advice guys! I have an AMD Phenom II x 4, 8gb RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 540. Its a nice gaming setup and I'm happy with it however I have cash to spare and wouldn't mind upgrading so I can play all current games on highest settings. I'm guessing its my graphics card that's the weakest link - any suggestions as to what I should consider buying? Cheers
#20
Agharta
zurich
Agharta
Is £122 delivered for an XFX HD 6850 cheap?
i've not seen a 6850 cheaper. xfx would not be my first choice though.some good prices here such as this 6870 and this 6870

I thought it looked cheap. They have an XFX 6870 for £18 cheaper than the ones you linked to - £146.25.
Worth paying more though if XFX are a bit dodgy. ;)


Based of personal experience i totally agree, if you can pay a few quid more for a none XFX card i would
#21
gamestraderjames
I need some advice guys! I have an AMD Phenom II x 4, 8gb RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 540. Its a nice gaming setup and I'm happy with it however I have cash to spare and wouldn't mind upgrading so I can play all current games on highest settings. I'm guessing its my graphics card that's the weakest link - any suggestions as to what I should consider buying? Cheers


Are you sure it's the 540, is that not a laptop GPU? oO
#22
How much of a leap would this be from my trusted HD4890? My baby has served me so well for the last two years, still runs all games on high settings but with Battlefield 3 and Elder Scrolls 5 coming up this year....
#23
MBeeching
gamestraderjames
I need some advice guys! I have an AMD Phenom II x 4, 8gb RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 540. Its a nice gaming setup and I'm happy with it however I have cash to spare and wouldn't mind upgrading so I can play all current games on highest settings. I'm guessing its my graphics card that's the weakest link - any suggestions as to what I should consider buying? Cheers

Are you sure it's the 540, is that not a laptop GPU? oO

Apologies, it is a GTS 450 graphics card!
#24
CharlieMFC
How much of a leap would this be from my trusted HD4890? My baby has served me so well for the last two years, still runs all games on high settings but with Battlefield 3 and Elder Scrolls 5 coming up this year....


Pretty big one. I worked out it would be something like 50-60% better framerates than my 4870 so I'd say something like 40-50% better than your 4890 depending on the game.

And that's BEFORE the Bios unlock to a 6970 (not gaurenteed) but that would give you another 10-15% on top of that.
#25
Any idea on the warranty length?
#26
I am so darn close to buying this hah. With an old failing gfx card, a new monitor coming to replace my old one, upgrading from 720p to 1080p this would do nicely, butm then my e7440 OC'd would bottleneck so I'd have to upgrade that to sadny 2500k, which would also mean a new £100+ mobo also and new ram to fit so we're talking £420 jsut so I cloudl use the bloody card hah.

Any yet still, I'm pressing the buy button :|.
#27
easypeel
I am so darn close to buying this hah. With an old failing gfx card, a new monitor coming to replace my old one, upgrading from 720p to 1080p this would do nicely, butm then my e7440 OC'd would bottleneck so I'd have to upgrade that to sadny 2500k, which would also mean a new £100+ mobo also and new ram to fit so we're talking £420 jsut so I cloudl use the bloody card hah.

Any yet still, I'm pressing the buy button :|.


I'm in the same position, my old in the tooth E6600 is a hug bottleneck for any modern GFX card...
#28
Ahh well, pay day tomorrow, my whole months wage goes into a new pc :D. I guess it's a small price to pay for 2 years of gaming :).
#29
dont understand why this is such a hot deal, its only a pound more on scan.
#30
tee_tee
dont understand why this is such a hot deal, its only a pound more on scan.


link?
#31
Nobull
tee_tee
dont understand why this is such a hot deal, its only a pound more on scan.
link?

Plus no surcharge for credit cards at Scan.
#32
Agharta
Nobull
tee_tee
dont understand why this is such a hot deal, its only a pound more on scan.
link?

Plus no surcharge for credit cards at Scan.


Would rather buy from scan personally anyway. WOuld be great if they had this on TodayOnly with a few more quid shaved off
#33
Scan is only like a pound more, nice eye ;D.

HD-695A-CNFC = AMD model meaning it's flashable with the 6970 bios. As far as I'm aware at least anyway ;D.
#34
tee_tee
dont understand why this is such a hot deal, its only a pound more on scan.


Because at the time of posting this card was in stock, Scan didn't (and still don't).
#35
v8griff
tee_tee
dont understand why this is such a hot deal, its only a pound more on scan.


Because at the time of posting this card was in stock, Scan didn't (and still don't).


And at the time I made the comment, it was also in stock at scan ;)
#36
tee_tee
And at the time I made the comment, it was also in stock at scan ;)

It was also in stock at the time I gave the link to Scan after you mentioned it. ;)
#37
Could swear blind that it wasn't when I checked, but seeing as it's 2 v 1, all stand corrected (_;)
#38
In stock at scan as of now
#39
tee_tee
In stock at scan as of now

Doesn't look like it to me, it says Pre Order Item
Item currently awaiting an ETA.

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